Sunday, 28 October 2012


Today's WOTD is: "niebla" = fog

In Spanish, “niebla” is a feminine noun of Latin origin which means fog.

A related Spanish noun is “neblina” which means mist.

Some commonly used expressions containing the word "niebla" are:
  • Día de niebla (foggy day);
  • Hay niebla (it is foggy);
  • La niebla del olvido (the mist of oblivion/ time);
  • Niebla meona (pea-souper);

Some examples of the use of the word "niebla" are:
  • En otoño, a menudo hay niebla (in the Autumn, it is often foggy);
  • En otoño, hay muchos días de niebla (in the Autumn, there are many foggy days);
  • Se pierde en la niebla del olvido (it fades/ is lost in the mist of time);
  • Con esa niebla meona hay que ir despacio (you have to go slow in that pea-souper); loves the word "niebla" in the YouTube clip: Bebo & Cigala - Niebla del riachuelo

For more on the word "niebla", visit: Niebla

*NB 'Click' on the speaker icon next to the word “niebla” in the link to hear the word pronounced.

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